Stacking the Shelves – November 9th, 2013

November 10, 2013 Stacking the Shelves 26

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected. This week I started getting some of those books I won finally, as well as I bought a couple that were for my Fierce Reads Birthday Contest Winners.  First let me begin with a recap of the Fierce Reads Event last Tuesday night.

Books Purchased:

The first one, Altered (Crewel #2) by Gennifer Albin was the book I chose to get with my paid ticket to the Fierce Reads Event.  The second one, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, I bought for one of my Fierce Reads Giveaway winners.  The third one, Outpost (Razorland #2) by Ann Aguirre, I bought for myself to get autographed.  I haven’t read any of this series, but I do have the first one as an e-book that I got for a great deal.  So I wanted to have all the authors give an autograph, so this was how I got hers.  The other books I got autographed that night were once I’d received as part of my Fierce Reads Events package.  
I also got a copy of a sneak peek to the sequel to Jessica Brody’s book Unremembered, which will be called Unforgotten.
Here is a picture of the four Fierce Reads authors during the interview at the event.  From left to right, Gennifer Albin, Jessica Brody, Leigh Bardugo, and Ann Aguirre.
And it just seemed it would be easier to have my picture taken with all of the authors together than with each one, in the name of saving time, so I’m in the back, and the authors are in the same order as the picture above.
E-galleys from Edelweiss:

The first, Tease by Amanda Maciel, sounds like a really good story about bullying.  Really current with actual events that are taking place today.  The second, The Taking by Kimberly Derting, sounds like a fun alien story.  The third, Hungry by H.A. Swain, is a dystopian where people no longer eat, they take pills/vitamins for that.  I’m very intrigued by that, as a friend and I were just talking about how we would be ready for that, thinking it would sure help in trying to lose weight.  The fourth, Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman, looks like a really good book about a girl whose family is friends with Hitler, and how she comes to be friends with a Jewish reporter and wonders about her whole life.

Won in Giveaways:

I won The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith from Ina at Ina’s Bookish Corner.  I believe it was part of the Authors are Rockstars tour in August.  The 2nd picture is not only a book that I won, but a bunch of great swag!  It was Insomnia by J.R. Johansson, and I won it from Alexandra at the Sleeps on Tables blog.  I got a copy of the book, a little backpack, some bookmarks, and a bottle of “pills” to help keep me awake!  (The pills were yummy Skittles,  my favorite candy!)  I was really excited when I won this contest because it was a book I’d requested as an e-galley, but it expired before I could read it.
So what did you get this week?  And if you’re going to be reading any Novellas this month, go join my November is for Novellas Challenge.  

26 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves – November 9th, 2013”

  1. Rachel Hoyt

    Ooh! Great week! I got The Taking and Prisoner of Night and Fog as well! Don't they look good?? I hope you had fun at the signing; it certainly looks like you did. 🙂

    How'd you get Hungry? I looked on Edelweiss and it's not there to request, nor is it on Netgalley. I hadn't heard of it before, but I love how it sounds!!

    Happy reading! 🙂
    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  2. Cait

    Insomnia was awesome! I really loved that one. And OH WOW, meeting so many cool authors!! 😉 That's so amazing. I loooove the sound of Hungry. I'm searching that one out asap, because I'm a bit of a dystopian lover.
    My StS

    • Lisa Mandina

      I'm very excited to read it! It was awesome to meet those authors, and they were so funny to listen to during the interview! Thanks for stopping by my STS. I'll check out yours as well.

  3. Van Pham

    Great pictures from the Fierce Reads event! I wished they had one in Cali lol. Also great book haul; I haven't read any of them, I have Enclave, Shadow & Bone, and Insomnia in my TBR pile but haven't gotten around to them yet. Too many books, so little time! I hope you enjoy all your books!

    p.s. Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

    Van @ Short & Sweet Reviews

    • Lisa Mandina

      Surely they're stopping in California somewhere? But I guess it is a big state, so maybe not near where you live. Thanks for stopping by my STS as well!

  4. Michelle Santiago

    so awesome you got to go to a fierce reads tour stop. i got the new harperteen books from edelweiss this week too. i'm most excited by derting's new book. loved her body finder series. fantastic haul! happy reading 😀

    hope you can stop by my StS/Sunday post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

    • Lisa Mandina

      I have the Body Finder sitting on my TBR shelf, need to get around to it soon! Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be sure to check out yours as well!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I don't know if I'll get around to reading that series. It is, as they call it, "high fantasy", something I don't really read. But it is part of Fierce Reads, so I gave it away in my giveaway. Thanks for stopping by my STS, and I'll check out yours too.

  5. Reviews from a Book Worm

    Great haul! You got to meet some truly amazing authors., I wish we had more events like that over here in the UK. I also got Tease this week, sounds really interesting. I have just been accepted for The Taking as well and am excited to read that as well. I hope you enjoy all your reads. My STS.

    • Lisa Mandina

      I hear about Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan having events over in the UK sometimes. Sounds like a lot of us got some of the same books. Thanks for stopping by! I'll check out your STS as well.

  6. Christine P

    I saw Leigh Bardugo at YALLFest yesterday and she was great! She has such an awesome personality. I haven't read any of those books either but I have been meaning to. Hopefully you can get to them soon and end up liking them! That prize pack for INSOMNIA is so cool. Love skittles! I also got THE TAKING and can't wait to get to it. Enjoy your new books, Lisa!

    • Lisa Mandina

      She does have a great personality! All of the authors were so entertaining, and seemed like they'd be cool to hang out with. Plus, Gennifer Albin was from Kansas City, so that was cool! Thanks for stopping by!

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